I've been posting cartoons like this for years and it's only since I've started calling this feature “cartoons I don't get” that I've been getting more hits and comments. People either feel they're being challenged or maybe they just want to help.
Caper, November 1964
Last week I suggested doing a column called “cartoons that don't age well”. We've long retired the cliché of cavemen getting women by clubbing them on the head. I first thought the joke might be that he fucked someone to death, which I like better.
This also goes under the sub-division of “cartoons that don't age well”. I guess it's that sixty years ago, the idea of a woman being in the military was considered absurd.
Ace, January 1964
Presumably a narrator is saying this and not any of the characters as is the norm. The caption sounds more like a set-up for a cartoon or an explanation of one. It would be like a cartoon having the caption “she married him for his money” or “these people are having sex”.
Update:People have pointed out he has a key in his ear. Because of the printing, I thought it was a girl and that was a braid. Okay.
Is she not wearing a skirt or does she just have really tight pants? This would probably work better in color.
Fun House, February 1980
Which one's the clerk and which one is the customer?
44 Design Fails That Make You Wonder if People have Eyes - Someone get a gallon of white-out and a big-ass hammer.
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